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Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« on: October 05, 2013, 06:12:29 PM »
I had a hair that was stuck in between the outer and inner barrel of my new 24-70 f/2.8 II. Trying to remove it with my finger proved insufficient. I got some tweezers and managed to grab the hair and pull it out.

However, using the tweezers I noticed I made some very small (tiny) scratches on the inner lens barrel.

Is this cause for concern now or down the road?
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Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« on: October 05, 2013, 06:12:29 PM »

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Re: Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 07:16:35 PM »
I would not be worried about it. From what you describe, it seems to be only a cosmetic problem that does not affect the operation of the lens. It would be worse if the hair walked inside the lens.
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Re: Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 07:22:58 PM »
Thanks for the reply. You've calmed my nerves.
Cameras: 1DX, Canon M. Lenses: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II,  Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Canon EF 2X III, Tokina SD 16-28mm f/2.8 FX, Canon M 18-55mm IS, Canon M 22mm. Flashes MT-24 580EXII

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Re: Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 09:31:01 PM »
The scratches won't affect dust and weather sealing in the future will they?

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Re: Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 10:02:01 PM »
It won't be a problem, but neither would the hair be a issue.

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Re: Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 12:52:27 PM »
Thank you very much, Mt. Spokane.

Again, my nerves are a bit calmer now. It's stressful to worry about a recently purchased $2000 lens damaged by user stupidity.
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Re: Scratches on inner barrel of lens
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 12:52:27 PM »